Bellator 79 Fight Card

The seventh season of the Bellator Fighting Championships will continue on Friday night from Casino Rama in Canada for Bellator 79.

The main card will begin at 8 p.m. ET on MTV2 and in commercial free high definition on EPIX2 with four fights, which will include two tournament semifinal bouts.

In the main event, Thiago Santos (11-1) meets Rich Hale (20-4-1) in a heavyweight tournament semifinal and the co-main event will see Mike Richman (13-1) take on Shahbulat Shamhalaev (10-1-1) in a featherweight tournament semifinal.

Also, the main card will feature two welterweight division fights as season five welterweight tournament winner Douglas Lima (21-5) takes on Kobe Ortiz (13-3) and Ryan Ford (17-4) meets Kyle Baker (12-6).

The full Bellator 79 fight card is below and stay tuned to for coverage of this week’s Bellator fight card coming from Casino Rama in Canada.

Main Card: (MTV2/EPIX2 – 8 p.m. ET)
Thiago Santos (11-1) vs. Richard Hale (20-4-1)
Mike Richman (13-1) vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev (10-1-1)
Douglas Lima (21-5) vs. Kobe Ortiz (13-3)
Ryan Ford (17-4) vs. Kyle Baker (12-6)

Preliminary Card: ( – 6 p.m. ET)
Josh Appelt (7-2) vs. Alexi Kudin (11-4)
Christ Franck (3-3) vs. Marcus Aurelio (6-1)
Vladimir Starcencov (2-0) vs. Vitaly Minakov (8-0)
Josh Pulsifier (17-7) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (17-5)
Jonny Carson (10-5) vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi (9-1)